United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, NC and Greenville, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 56743-56744 [E5-5286]

Download as PDF 56743 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2005 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [Petitions instituted between 08/29/2005 and 09/02/2005] TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 57,866 ............... 57,867 ............... 57,868 ............... 57,869 ............... 57,870 ............... 57,871A ............. 57,871 ............... 57,872 ............... 57,873 ............... 57,874 ............... 57,875 ............... 57,876 ............... 57,877 ............... 57,878 ............... 57,879 ............... 57,880 ............... 57,881 ............... 57,882 ............... 57,883 ............... 57,884A ............. 57,884 ............... 57,885 ............... 57,886 ............... 57,887 ............... Consolidated Metco, Inc. (IAM) ............................................ Capital City Press, Inc. (Comp) ............................................ 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Methuen, MA ......................... 08/25/2005 08/31/2005 08/09/2005 08/18/2005 08/19/2005 08/22/2005 08/22/2005 08/23/2005 08/10/2005 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 08/25/2005 08/29/2005 08/30/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/21/2005 08/30/2005 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of September, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5300 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [TA–W–57,888] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Pentair Pump, Pentair South (Hydromatic), 1840 Baney Road, Ashland, OH; Notice of Termination of Investigation Employment and Training Administration Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on September 6, 2005 in response to a worker petition filed by the United Auto Workers Local 1932 on behalf of workers at Pentair South (Hydromatic) at 1840 Baney Road, Ashland, Ohio. A certification covering all workers at the aforementioned facility was issued on April 28, 2003, and remained valid until April 28, 2005 (TA–W–51,215). All employment at the plant ceased in December, 2004. Thus the entire workforce is covered by that certification. This investigation is therefore without purpose and is hereby terminated. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Formerly Known as Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, Macon, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation 16:02 Sep 27, 2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 09/01/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 09/02/2005 Date of petition Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of September, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5304 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. E5–5295 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Jkt 205001 Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,336 and TA–W–57,336A] [TA–W–57,813] Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on August 22, 2005 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, formerly known as Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, Macon Georgia (TA–W– 57,813). The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, NC and Greenville, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By letter dated August 1, 2005 a company official requested administrative reconsideration regarding the Department’s Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination signed on July 12, 2005 was based on the finding that imports of automotive parts did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject plant and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on August 26, 2005 (70 FR 50411). To support the request for reconsideration, the company official E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 56744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2005 / Notices supplied additional information. Upon further review and contact with the subject firm’s major customer, it was revealed that the customer significantly increased its imports of products like or directly competitive with automotive parts purchased from the subject firm and decreased its purchases from the subject firm during the relevant period. The imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject plant’s lost sales and production. The investigation further revealed that production and employment at the subject firm declined during the relevant time period. In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, North Carolina and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, North Carolina, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, North Carolina (TA–W–57,336) and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, North Carolina (TA–W–57,336A) who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 3, 2004 through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Sep 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Signed in Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5286 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Work Experience and Career Exploration Programs (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR part 570.35a. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., section (3)(l) establishes a minimum age of 16 years for most nonagricultural employment but allows the employment of 14- and 15 year olds in occupations other than manufacturing and mining, if the PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary of Labor determines such employment is confined to (1) periods that will not interfere with the minor’s schooling and (2) conditions that will not interfere with the minor’s health and well-being. FLSA section 11(c) requires all employers covered by the FLSA to make, keep and preserve records of their employees’ wages, hours and other conditions and practices of employment. Regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor prescribe the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for these records. Subpart C of Regulations, 29 CFR part 570, Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation, sets forth the employment standards for 14- and 15-year olds (CL Reg. 3). Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a contains the requirements describing the criteria for use, occupations permitted and conditions of employment that allow employment of 14- and 15-year olds-pursuant to a school-supervised and schooladministered Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP)— under the conditions CL Reg. 3 otherwise prohibits. In order to utilize the CL Reg. 3 WECEP provisions, regulations 29 CFR 570.35(b)(2) requires a state educational agency to file an application for approval of a state WECEP program as one not interfering with schooling or with the health and well-being of the minors involved. Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(3)(vi) requires preparation of a written training agreement for each student participating in a WECEP and that such agreement be signed by the teachercoordinator, employer and student. The regulation also requires the student’s parent or guardian to sign or otherwise consent to the agreement, in order for it to be valid. Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(4)(ii) requires state education agencies to keep a record of the names and addresses of each school enrolling WECEP students and the number of enrollees in each unit. The state or local educational agency office must keep a copy of the written training agreement for each student participating in the program and maintain these records for 3 years from the date of enrollment in the program. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 31, 2006. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-57,336 and TA-W-57,336A]


United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, NC and Greenville, NC; Notice 
of Revised Determination on Reconsideration

    By letter dated August 1, 2005 a company official requested 
administrative reconsideration regarding the Department's Negative 
Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment 
Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
signed on July 12, 2005 was based on the finding that imports of 
automotive parts did not contribute importantly to worker separations 
at the subject plant and no shift of production to a foreign source 
occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on 
August 26, 2005 (70 FR 50411).
    To support the request for reconsideration, the company official

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supplied additional information. Upon further review and contact with 
the subject firm's major customer, it was revealed that the customer 
significantly increased its imports of products like or directly 
competitive with automotive parts purchased from the subject firm and 
decreased its purchases from the subject firm during the relevant 
period. The imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject 
plant's lost sales and production. The investigation further revealed 
that production and employment at the subject firm declined during the 
relevant time period.
    In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 
2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results 
of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of 
the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case 
that the requirements of Section 246 have been met.
    A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and 
possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions 
within the industry are adverse.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of articles like or 
directly competitive with those produced at United Machine Works, Inc., 
Bethel, North Carolina and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, 
North Carolina, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or 
production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the 
subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the 
following certification:

    ``All workers of United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, North 
Carolina (TA-W-57,336) and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, 
North Carolina (TA-W-57,336A) who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after June 3, 2004 through two years 
from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for 
adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, 
and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment 
assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.''

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E5-5286 Filed 9-27-05; 8:45 am]
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